The president of Wrightsville Borough Council announced at the regular Dec. 7 council meeting that he had been hospitalized with COVID-19 in November, less than a week after attending a planning meeting.
Council President Eric J. White also accused the wife of a fellow council member of lying about when White had been diagnosed. In the Wrightsville Rants and Raves Facebook group, Mel McDonald, wife of council member Rick McDonald, said White attended the Nov. 16 planning meeting knowing he was positive for coronavirus.
On Dec. 7, White forcefully disputed a "public misconception," saying he tested positive for COVID on Wednesday, Nov. 18, and was hospitalized on Friday, Nov. 20. He has since fully recovered.
"According to the doctors at Lancaster General, I am now the safest person in this room," he said, explaining they said he can no longer contract COVID or give it to others.